Legendary comedian Bill Cosby strongly feels that George Zimmerman would not have fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin if laws didn’t allow neighborhood watchmen to carry guns.
In an interview published Saturday in The Washington Times, the 74-year-old Cosby expressed his dismay at the controversial incident that has become a major national story.
“We’ve got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch,” he told the newspaper. “Without a gun, I don’t see Mr. Zimmerman approaching Trayvon by himself. The power-of-the-gun mentality had him unafraid to confront someone. Even police call for backup in similar situations.”
Cosby added: “When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.”
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